The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 turnkey solution is a complete eNB-IoT IP solution (Enhanced Narrowband Internet of Things or eNB-IoT is a fast growing, mobile telco supported, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard for IoT or connected devices) that can serve a wide range of applications. Together with a CEVA-X1 processor, an optimized RF Transceiver, baseband, and a protocol stack, the solution offers a complete IP modem solution for connected devices that reduces time-to-market and lowers entry barriers. The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is a fully software-configurable solution that can be extended with multi-constellation GNSS and sensor fusion functionality. It includes a reference silicon of the complete modem design, including an embedded CMOS RF transceiver, an advanced digital front-end, physical layer firmware, and a protocol stack (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, and NAS).
“We are pleased to share CEVA’s progress with its NB-IoT solution,” says Anton Messmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Testers at Rohde & Schwarz. “The availability of GCF-compliant IP is fundamental to a healthy eco-system for Narrowband IoT. We look forward to seeing many new devices and customers enabled by this IP in the market as this exciting standard becomes mainstream around the world.”
“The GCF testing, along with ongoing network testing with various Mobile Network Operators is a critical achievement for us to ensure that our customers who integrate the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution into their SoCs can be assured of a high quality and compliant product,” says Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “This is another step in our mission to drive IOT evolution with NB-IoT by reducing the entry barriers for new chipset players entering this cellular IoT segment. Rohde & Schwarz is a respected leader in cellular conformance testing and R&S CMW500 is an essential part of our internal test environment.”
The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution is a modular technology and a fully software-configurable solution. The IP includes a reference silicon of the complete modem design, including an embedded CMOS RF transceiver with PMU and PA, an advanced digital front-end, physical layer firmware, and a protocol stack (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, and NAS).